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Guidelines on drafting Codes of Conduct

Data protection authorities around the world can issue or approve Codes of Conduct under applicable data protection law. Monitoring bodies or associations often draft them and then submit them to the authority to be issued. To facilitate this process authorities [...]

By |2020-01-13T15:58:32+02:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Marketing Law, POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Data protection audit by an authority | GDPR audit

Data protection authorities around the world have started to do a data protection audit (or GDPR audit) on controllers to check that they comply with data protection law. Essentially, the authority compares your organisation to a data protection law [...]

Information Regulator in South Africa

The Information Regulator is a new regulator that has been created by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act). POPI gives the Information Regulator teeth - it has extensive powers to investigate and fine responsible parties. Data subjects will be [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:38:32+02:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Information Regulator Strategic Plan – a heads up

The Information Regulator released the Information Regulator Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2020 on 9 June 2017. This plan is quite important and requires all private and public bodies to sit up and take note. It contains an explanation of the [...]

By |2019-03-04T14:32:47+02:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Progress by the Information Regulator – Media Briefing

Michalsons attended the media briefing given by the Information Regulator in Cape Town on 13 February 2017. We were pleased to engage with this newly appointed, energetic and committed team. A few key points from their presentation follow: They have [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:25:45+02:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Appointment of the Information Regulator for POPI and PAIA

Today, 7 September 2016,  the South African National Assembly voted in favour of the appointment of the Information Regulator for POPI and PAIA. Parliament voted for the five nominated candidates to run the newly-formed office of the Information Regulator. This is not [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:53:07+02:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Shortlist of Candidates for Information Regulator

Parliament has shortlisted candidates for Information Regulator. This suggests that the Information Regulator will be established in 2016 and that POPI will commence later this year. Who the members of the Information Regulator are is very important. South Africa (both responsible [...]

By |2019-06-28T16:13:22+02:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Budget Allocated for POPI Regulator

The POPI Regulator has received an allocation in the 2016 National Treasury Budget tabled in Parliament. It is interesting because it gives us an indication of what the regulator will look like and when it is likely to be established. [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:25:52+02:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Nominations for Information Regulator of POPI

Parliament has invited everyone to nominate five people for Parliament to appoint as members of the Information Regulator. Do you want to nominate someone? Do you know anyone who might want to nominate someone? Finding the right members is important to [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:29+02:00July 26th, 2015|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |